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#1 SlotDaddy1963

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 06:06 PM

Hi Guy's,

   Taking a small break from the musical instruments for a bit... ( my trophy shop guy is on vacation)

 

I recently was digging around in a few boxes from my earlier car modelling days, I found several things I made back in the day. I found something I had completely forgotten. I remember being bored and carved this from two layers of .060 styrene probably 15 years ago.

 

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I didn't want to hollow out the original, in case my "dremel-fu" skills are rusty... so out comes the mold making stuff. I made a one piece mold and slush cast a copy. Then I used my handy-dandy dremel tool to grind away the unwanted bits and do a little fine tune shaping and...:photo3-3.jpgphoto4-3.jpgphoto5-3.jpg

I also found a 5hp Briggs and Stratton in the old stuff from an old minibike kit. I've.been thinking about making a lawn-care company pick-up...  

 

Hmmmm...


Edited by SlotDaddy1963, 28 July 2014 - 06:09 PM.


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 06:30 PM

I see something about lawncare, is it the blade housing for a lawnmower or ...?



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 07:05 PM

bingo!   :D

 

More pics...

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 01:10 AM

cool.



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 01:34 AM

Where did the wheels/tires come from?



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 01:54 PM

I found these at my LHS. They're Stevens International branded and there are several different sizes available. I think the largest diameter is 1/2 inch or 5/8. They're pretty nice but I may have to find something else for this mower. They may be a bit too big



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 02:04 PM

They would look great on a 1/24 scale go-kart.



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 02:04 PM

That would look great in a garage diorama or in the back of pickup or trailer.



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 02:35 PM

Mike: almost every garage has at least one :D

 

JC: The wheels have a nice firm soft tire and several sizes

(vinyl I guess... Trying to find pics online )



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 03:08 PM

Chuck,

 

Cast a couple of copies and I'm a buyer!



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 03:20 PM

Hi Mike,

 I've been thinking about just that! Just don't know what the body, a 4 or 5 piece motor and a blade would be worth... Hmmmm...?



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 03:46 PM

Chuck,

 

Cast a couple of copies and I'm a buyer!

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 03:12 AM

if you make a few of these i'd buy one also 


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 11:04 AM

Hi Mike,

 I've been thinking about just that! Just don't know what the body, a 4 or 5 piece motor and a blade would be worth... Hmmmm...?

 

Two ways to figure it out Chuck:

 

1. Calculate the cost of the resin and parts needed and add a couple of bucks for your time.

 

2. Sell them for $15 and hope you get enough buyers and you make a few $$ in the process.

 

 

Most people making & selling resin cast items do so for minimal profit, although I hope they all make something as it can be time consuming. Might be worth asking someone who is already casting items their advice;  who knows, maybe they will do it for you ?

 

It would be a neat thing to have for a diorama.



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 11:33 AM

That mower looks neat...



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 12:00 PM

I'd be interested in at least 2 mowers.



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 05:26 PM

Thanks' guys,

    I'm on it... will update on Friday, hopefully I can make a better set of wheels and a castible blade and bearing. Probably make a 2 gallon gas can too.image_7841.jpg :D

I've also been thinking about other stuff to make as pick-up payloads... I have a Yeti cooler in the works. I thought about a kayak or two... Softball/ Baseball bats, balls and gloves...Golf clubs... Bags of potting soil... "Shovels and Rakes and Implements of Destruction"... a wheelbarrow... a gas or charcoal grill...

 

ANY ideas for more ?


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 04:35 PM

If I were you I would do a internet search for 'g scale' item before attempting casting something that is available already on the market

ie:http://www.ebay.com/...=item2c8825f8f3

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 02:49 PM

I wouldn't worry about a blade for the mower, unless it is displayed on it's side no one will see it.

 

Check out Scale Equipment Limited, they have some stuff like a wheelbarrow and riding lawn mower available in resin.

 

Your push mower would go great with a riding tractor I have from an old Indy car kit. Put me down for 3!



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Posted 02 August 2014 - 06:13 PM

Thanks, Greg... sound advice :)

 

a blade shouldn't be very hard to cast and a minimal amount of resin... maybe it's not needed... Hmmmm :)